28 Feb '17, 1pm

Environmental costs, benefits and possibilities: Q&A with anthropologist Eben Kirksey

Environmental costs, benefits and possibilities: Q&A with anthropologist Eben Kirksey

Basically, biologists used to study the domain of nature, and anthropologists, which is my own discipline, used to study culture. Folks in the environmental humanities are interested in the intersection of the two, where nature and culture meet. People are studying the dynamics of power, how political and economic systems influence that nature-culture dynamic, and asking this question of who benefits when species meet. We are thinking about who lives and dies amidst encounters amongst humans and other kinds of life – how clear cutting a rainforest or having an industrial project impinges upon particular communities.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/02/environmental-costs-ben...

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